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As a beginning and now mediocre intermediate guitarist, I often found that it was easier to arrange a tune that I wanted to play than to find a published arrangement that was within my ability. I might as well share these arrangements with you, as some of you have shared yours with me. Some of these arrangements use alternative tunings, but all are suitable for intermediate classical and fingerstyle guitarists. They are in PDF format, so you will need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.

The Lea Rig Robert Burns (1759-1796)
Hewlett Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) DGDGBE
Planxy George Brabazon, Second Air Turlough O'Carolan
Sheebeg, Sheemor Turlough O'Carolan
Fanfare for Jane Will Clinger
Pemigewasett Sonata
(also available with tablature and fingerings)
Will Clinger
Country and Western Tonal Music
Will Clinger DADGAD
Amaethon and Arawn
Will Clinger DGDGBD
Ah Robin William Cornysh (1468?-1523)
Pachelbel's Canon in D
arranged for flute and guitar
Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) drop-D
The Blarney Pilgrim Traditional DGDGBE
Shenandoah Traditional drop-D

Legal stuff. Except for my original compositions, these tunes are in the public domain. My arrangements are not, but you have my blanket permission to perform them. For permission to republish or to record them, write to will@ccs.neu.edu and ask nicely.

Last updated 16 February 2010.

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